anon1mat0 wrote:I believe that there are different factors that apply, one is legislation (if you read the article every gun is registered in switzerland), training (every man is expected to have basic training), but I am sure that there are other cultural factors.
Someone else said it, LLR seems to be a responsible gun owner but the questions is what needs to be done to insure that every gun owner (or at least the majority) will be indeed responsible with his/her gun(s).
Personally, while I don't have a reason to own a gun, nor I am to attracted to the idea (unless we talk about swords! On that respect I have refrained myself to buy one because I fear one day my kid will be too tempted to play with it), I have moved to a more libertarian aproach to the matter: Hey! you want to have one, good if it works for you, and if you are so irresponsible to have one of your kids kill himself or someone else with it, I hope you remain the rest of your sorry days in jail.
Which is mostly what I want as well. I am sick to the core of people on the coasts trying to legislate everything away from the rest of us.
Case in point: Cap, do you hunt? Have you ever hunted? IF not, how can you claim what does and doesnt have hunting purposes?
Also, many things were invented with the military in mind.....does that mean they are only military in nature? What about cell phones, satellite tech, prosthetic medicine, blood transfusions, reconstructive surgery?
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